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\ planning and readjusting the course of study for the 

41 Normal Schools of this state, those in authority have 

deemed it best to combine with other courses, certain 

parts of the scientific work. This directly affects us 

through the loss, from the faculty of our Normal, of 
one of our most faithful and devoted teachers. 

Mr. Guss, one of the three first teachers in our school, 
has, for sixteen years given himself, heart and mind, to 
the studies for which he was responsible and with what faithful and 
untiring efforts he has tried to bring the students of N. A. X. S. into 
closer touch with the wonders of mother nature, only those who hav e 
worked with him and under his direction can testify. From the 
study of the rocks and soil which form our earth, through the develop- 
ment and growth of plants and animals, Mr. Guss has sought to make 
us realize to some extent, at least, the wonder and sacredness of all 
forms of life and those who have been under his instruction before 
us and have taken their places in the busy world realize, as we cannot, 
the importance and significance of the principles which he has en- 
deavored to make them understand. 

Not only in our school has Mr. Guss made his influence felt but 
he has also been most active and devoted in promoting any cause 
which would result in making North Adams a more sightly as well 
as a more healthful city in which to live and should his new duties 
call him elsewhere, the community as a whole will feel the loss of one 
of its most able and enthusiastic workers. 

No teacher in our school has taken a keener interest in, nor had 
the welfare of the students more at heart than Mr. Guss and whatever 
line of work he may pursue or wherever he may be in the future, the 
deepest interest and the most sincere good wishes of those who appre- 
ciate the work that he has so faithfully accomplished, will follow 
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Dormalogue 




1914 



A RECORD OF 

THE CLASS OF 1914 

NORTH ADAMS. MASSACHUSETTS 



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QJablp of (Unntenta 

North Adams Normal School — Frontispiece 

Editorials 

The Faculty 

Class Song 

Taconic Hall 

The Class of 1914 

Senior Dramatics 

Glee Club 

Athletics — Basketball 

Sunny Side 

A Midnight Spread 

Why Jelly-fish Have No Bones 

Response to the Seniors 

Class History of the Class of 1914 

Statistics 

Prophecy 

Prophecy on Prophecy 

Address to the Juniors 

Class Will 

Ivy Oration 

Ivy Poem 

Dormitory Life 

Life at Taconic Hall 



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Frank Fuller Murdock, Principal 



^THE strongest and most permanent forces in human life are instincts. 
^■^ The most limiting and yet most varying influence on human life is en- 

vironment. 

The most continuous and most progressive control of human life is morality. 

The greatest uplift and inspiration to human life is religion. 

The most difficult task of a human life is to realize ideals. 

The noblest work is the safe conduct of human life from the discipline of child- 
hood to the freedom of manhood. 

The most enduring influence of human life is personal service and evident joy 
in the welfare of others. 

These are the principles which seem to me to condition most intimately the ideals 
and efforts of teachers. 



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SUnj IGron $mitli 

"/5THE common problem, yours, mine, everyone's, 

^* Is not to fancy what were fair in life, 
Provided it could be — hut finding first 
What may be, then find how to make it fair 
Up to our means." 



»olaitb H- (buss 

*U TEACH 

51 The plants that grow, 
The winds that blow, 
The streams that run, 
In rain and sun 

Throughout the year; 

The earth and soil 
For them that toil, 
The hill and fen 
For growing men 

That live just here; 

And then I lead 
Thro' wood and mead, 
Thro' mold and sod, 
Out unto God 

With love and cheer, I teach." 




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William Prison Jnhttifmi 

" j|JX life's small things be resolute and great 

W To keep thy muscle trained; know'st thou when Fate 
Thy measure takes, or when she'll say to thee, 
'I hud thee worthy: do this deed for me?" 



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'TTTIS impossible 



To get at men excepting through their souls, 
And poets get directlier at the soul 
Than any of your economists; for the which 
You must not overlook the poet's work 
When schem ing for the world'snecessities." 

Elizabeth />'. Browning. 

^THEN welcome each rebuff 
^^ That turns earth's smoothness rough, 
Each sting that bids nor sit, nor stand, but go! 
Be our joys three parts pain! 
Strive, and hold cheap the strain! 

Learn, nor account the pang, dare, never grudge the throe !" 

Robert Browning. 




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Ularu A. flranuiu 

E should think of ari and handicraft always ;is one 
and the same. 

Whatever task one has to do may be raised above the 
dead level of mechanical perfection by beauty of idea. 

Hand skill is comparatively easy <>!' development bu1 the 
skilled hand, unguided by a cultivated taste and discrim- 
inating appreciation arrives at little more than what a purelj 
mechanical agency could achieve. It is this taste and dis- 
crimination that are the difficult and important things to 
acquire. 

It is the spirit of beauty that gives one's achievement 
life as a work of art." 



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'"j[JF you can talk with cr 
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crowds and keep your virtue, 
-nor lose the common touch, 
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, 
If all men count with you, but none too much; 
If you can fill the unforgiving minute 

With sixty seconds' worth of distance run, 
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it." 

Rudyard Kipling. 




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i^amtal) $. Waterman 

My message to the senior class has been already given 
by Edward Osgood Grober. 

TEACHER'S CREED 

~i( BELIEVE in boys and girls, the men and women of a 
W great tomorrow; that whatsoever the boy soweththe 
man shall reap. I believe in the curse of ignorance, in the 
efficacy of schools, in the dignity of teaching, and in the 
joy of serving others. I believe in wisdom as revealed in 
human lives as well as in the pages of a printed book, in 
lessons taught, not so much by precept as by example, in 
ability to w r ork with the hands as well as to think with the 
head, in every thing that makes life large and lovely. I 
believe in beauty in the school room, in the home, in daily 
life and in out-of-doors. I believe in laughter, in love, in 
faith, in all ideals and distant hopes that lure us on. I be- 
lieve that every hour of every day we receive a just reward 
for all we are and all we do. I believe in the present and 
its opportunities, in the future and its promises and in the 
divine joy of living. 



Amu? (Enrnelta ls>keplr 

rjtttY heart goes out to you, members of the Class of 1914, 
<J-W in memory and hope. Memory of the many 
happy hours of work and play we have enjoyed together, 
hope for the new life now opening before you. 

Are you better fitted to radiate health, cheerfulness, 
calm courage and good will because of those hours? If 
so, I claim some share in the new victories awaiting you. 

Whatever the future may hold be assured I will count it 
a privilege if I may share with you, even from a distance, 
the experiences of your new life. 

Sincerely your friend, 

Annie Cornelia Steele. 




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iEUza (6. (Srauru 

() educate one's self and others, with consciousness, 
freedom and self-determination, is a twofold achieve- 
ment of wisdom. It began with the first appearance of 
man upon the earth; it was manifest with the first appear- 
ance of full self-consciousness in man; it begins now to 
proclaim itself as a necessary, universal requirement of 
humanity, and to be heard and heeded as such. 

With this achievement man enters upon the path which 
alone leads to life; which through a faithful, pure, holy life, 
attains beatitude." 

Froebel. 



Altrr SL SCnnuiltnti 

<WU^ have made many things together during these two 
-W* years some for immediate, some for future use 
and enjoyment. 

I want to leave with you one more recipe for daily bread, 
compiled from the experiences of many and one that never 
fails to sustain, strengthen and enrich life, one that you 
will find useful wherever you may be. 

Take a large measure of daily service; enrich with high 
ideals; moisten with unfailing sympathy; season with a 
keen sense of humor; make light with the leaven of hope. 
Knead well with the power of constant perseverance and 
bake by the flame of love and appreciation." 




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Anna 3. ICamnhiPr 

ISS LAMPHIER to whom we are indebted for our 
knowledge of handicraft is one of the most enthu- 
siastic teachers of our Alma Mater. 

She graduated from the Salem State Normal School and 
lias also attended various summer schools including New 
York University, Massachusetts Agricultural College and 
Chautauqua School of Arts and Crafts and the Saturday 
classes at Sloyd Normal School. 

Miss Lamphier also taught the children of the primary 
grades in Lynn and Newton and in Grade One, Mark Hop- 
kins Training School, North Adams. She has been in- 
structor in summer schools and has had private classes in 
basketry and other forms of printing, weaving and wood- 
work. Since 11)11 she has been a member of the faculty 
of the Chautauqua Summer School. 



lEltsabrtlf WiJ^mtn 

"Make the most of yourself for that is all there is of you." 

— Emerson. 

"JT^ET the teacher look for the cause of his failure in 
^ himself and not in his pupils; for it is generally found 
in himself, and it is more fruitful to strive to correct one's 
self than to find fault with others." 

— Bishop Spaulding. 




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Jfflurrnrr M. iBuijbrr 

JIRST in the hearts of all our Hull girls is Miss Bugbee, 
our friend in trouble and sickness as well as in joy and 
happiness. Her pleasant lace and ever ready smile have 
always brought comfort to ns all. 

In 1903, Miss Bugbee graduated from the Boston School 
of Domestic Science and came to us as matron. Since she 
has been head of our happy family, faithfully performing 
all duties and triumphantly overcoming all difficulties. 
The best to our Miss Bugbee! 



Alir? IG. 3jall 

inELOVED by all Taeonic Hall girls and especially the 
W Senior waitresses, jolly and ever ready to join in the 
good times is our assistant-matron. 

Miss Hall graduated from the Worcester Classical High 
School in 1910 and completed her course at the Domestic 
Science School, Boston, in 1913. 

Although she has been with us but a short time her 
charming manner and personality aside from winning her 
many friends, has made our life much more pleasant and 
enjoyable. 

As she leaves us to take up other work our best wishes 
for her success follow her. 




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QUasa g>nng 



Euns— Alma Mattx, (Enroll 
19X4 

Once again for thee, dear Normal, 

Answering thy call, 
We thy true and loyal daughters 

Gather in thy hall. 

Thou has guarded us and guided 

In our days of youth, 
Thou hast led us ever upward 

Toward the heights of truth. 

And now onward, ever onward 

We must bear the flame, 
For the progress, and the honcr 

Of dear Normal's name. 

From our kind and faithful teachers, 

Each one now departs, 
Bidding them farewell with sadness 

In our grateful hearts. 

Ever cherished be the memories 

Of our school-days here, 
Never broken be the friendships 

Of our classmates dear. 

Oft in fancy we'll revisit 

Each familiar scene, 
Of our days at Alma Mater 

And nineteen fourteen. 

Blanche Whitmore. 




Taconic Hall 




A Scene in the Berkshire^ 




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President 

V ice-President 



Marion Hutchings Treasurer 

Ruth Holden Recording Secretary 

Corresponding Secretary, Irene Arnold 



Alice Dutton 
Gertrude Peck 



VANETA LOUISE ALVORD, Chester, Mass. 
'She is witty to talk with, and pretty to walk with, and pleasant to think on." 

— Sir John Suckling. 
|EHOLD! our friend Vaneet, 

A calm little maiden yet sweet; 
Who during her stay at the Hall 
Has been greatly loved by all. 



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But loving her more than those on the hill, 
Is a certain physical trainer named Bill, 
Who comes to Chester every year, 
To see his friend, Vaneta dear. 

So to our classmate we give our cheers. 
May the best of success be hers for years. 
May her goodness and wisdom ever last 
Is the wish of the 1914 class. 





PAULINE ANDREWS, North Adams, Mass. 
"// she will, she will, you may depend on't, 
If she won't, she won't, so there's an end on't." 
'Ifcf RETTY, vivacious and lively is Pauline and whenever we hear 
qj* anyone talking we always look around for her. Gymnasium is 
her one pleasure in life and she never tires talking of "Gym" (Jim) 
and telling the girls of its wonders and its charming and unexpected 
good qualities. 

A happy and successful life will be hers we know for her ever ready 
smile will endear her to all with whom she comes in contact. 



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IRENE ARNOLD, Adams, Mass. 

".1 mother's pride, a father's joy." 

^TO us all, Irene has stood for two years as an example of loyalty 
w' to duties to be performed and of steadfastness of purpose. She 
has but one fault, and that is a faculty for too much studying. Per- 
haps that is a good fault for we are very sure that Irene will undoubt- 
edly be a very successful teacher, and she most assuredly has the best 
wishes of her class for her success. 




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KATHERINE BAGNALL, Adams, Mass. 

"TJ/"IT," our "silver tongued orator," is one of the privileged mem- 

^V bers of the class of 1914, for whenever "Gym" becomes 

monotonous, "illness" proves an acceptable excuse for the "movies." 

Katherine, is very fond of the other sex and is quite often seen in 
company with "Hutch" (ings), "Bill," "Ray," or "Brad." 

Although we feel certain Katherine's career as a teacher will otn 
be lengthy, we know it will be successful, and we will all 

"Be to her virtues very kind, 
Be to her faults a little blind." 



LEILA STONE BARDWELL, Shelburne, Mass. 

'JjpEILA comes from Bardwell's Ferry. She began her study here 
*~+ with the class of nineteen ten but on account of ill health she 
was obliged to return home. Nevertheless, through much determina- 
tion and perseverance on her part she has succeeded in finishing her 
course. 

Her ready cheerfulness and good humor are well known to all of 
us. We expect she will be very successful in her chosen profession, 
for in her home town she has shown herself go be a good Sunday 
School teacher as well as private school teacher. 

"It was only a glad "Good morning!" 
As she passed along the way 
But it spread the morning's glory 
Orer the livelong dag." 




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GRACE ELIZABETH BEELER, Adams, Mass. 

/ chatter, chatter, as I flow 
To join the brimming river, 
For men may come and men may go, 
But I go on forever. 

Ittttll K\ KYKR we see Grace coming we are usually happy because 
-W she always has a contagious smile for everyone whom she meets. 
Grace is one of the girls who has liked Normal from the beginning 
of her course and has been enthusiastic in all her work. 



DOROTHY BEUGLER, South Orange, N. J. 

"Let us then be up and doing, 
With a heart for any fate 
Still achieving, still pursuing 
Learn to labor and to wait." 

SURING the two years that "Dot" has spent in our school among 
the Berkshires, she has endeared herself to all her classmates 
because of her sweet disposition. 

Whether Dorothy is asked to conduct classes in Literature or to 
be captain of a Basketball Team, she always does her best. 

Many times "Dot" has given the correct answer, while the rest 
of us were puzzling our brains to think of any answer at all to the 
teacher's question. 





BERTHA LAURA BEVERLY, Williamstown, Mass. 

"Speech is Silver; 
Silence is Golden." 

"JJIERTHA is the Williamstown girl who originates many strange 
W" sayings. If you would like to hear the latest ask Pauline Andrew. 

She is very fond of red hair and glasses, especially she likes Francis 
who attends Bliss Business College and who has both of these at- 
tractions. 

If Bertha goes into the "Green Mountain State" to teach, we are 
absolutely certain that she will be successful. 



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CLARA FRANCES BICKNELL, Charlemont, Muss. 

''And fJiaf .smile like sunshine, darts into man;/ a sunless heart." 

A CASUAL observer would think our Clara, a quiet little lady 
and never dream of the fun lurking beneath those dark eyes. 
But would her classmates ever forget her merry, rippling laugh? 

Clara came to us after a year of successful teaching and soon be- 
came a favorite through her sweet and quiet manner. 

We know that in her teaching, she will be an honor to our class, 
for she has the highest of ideals and ambitious. 





JANE ALWINE BIRD, Windsor, Mass. 

/|CkH, Classmates dear, and did you hear, 
^i' Of our "Birdie" so happy and proud? 

With rolling eyes and brain so wise 
And lips that smile out loud. 

A shy little Miss is always this 

No matter where she goes. 

But most she is merry, when at the "Hen-er-y 

Or you should say Poultry Shows. 

To be a teacher is her desire, 

In which all wish her success. 

Her classmates know 'twill be always so 

That she will be one of the best. 

So farewell, Jane, from this hall of fame, 
Whence we must all depart. 
We wish you well, where'er you dwell 
In Our or another's heart. 



AURORA BISSAILLON, Pittsfield, Mass. 

" Tender-handed , touch a nettle 

And it stings you for your pains; 
Grasp it like a man of mettle 
And it soft as silk remains." 

'TitttF, could always rely upon Aurora for whole-souled play in basket- 
<W ball and for good scoldings, if we did no play our part. Knowing 
her determined and independent spirit, we were not at all surprised to 
have her improve our already high standard of collecting material for 
teaching. Who of the Geography class was not inspired by her life- 
sized picture of the White Star Line Steamer, apparently ready to 
rush forth from the gorgeous colors of its frame and sky, through our 
geography room? 

Aurora has helped us all to acquire habits of cheerfulness. May 
equal success and usefulness follow her teaching career! 



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HELEN KEELER BOWMAN, Montpelier, Vermont. 

"A countenance in which did meet 
Street records, promises as sweet." 

"TjTROM l lie Green Mountain State comesafair member of this Class 
^ of 1014. She is a most cheerful person, as indeed every dormitory 
girl who has had anything- to do with doorbells or telephone calls can 
testify. 

Her interest is not wholly in Vermont we are sure, for she has 
shown some interest in the state of her chosen school. One can see 
her as a successful teacher for as she is always certain to have every- 
thing exact in her class work, so she will be in her school. That success 
may crown her labors is the wish of 101 1. 



AMY BREED, Stockbridge, Mass. 

"And still they gazed and still the wonder grew 

That one small head could carry all (s)he knew." 

A QUIET little girl is Amy Breed, called by some "Shorty" and 
by one, "Phoebe." Although painstaking and industrious in 
regard to her studies, she is very good company when there are no 
lessons to harass her. From a timid Junior, she has developed into a 
self-sufficient Senior who bids fair to become a successful instructor 
of Youth. 





MARION BRIGGS, Williamstown, Mass. 

"Blue were her eyes as the fairy flax, 
Her cheeks like the dawn of day." 

7|T HOUGH quite a traveler, Marion did the proper thing in stopping 
^^ in this locality long enough to grace our halls with her presence. 
She shed the radiance of her sweet personality on all with whom she 
came in contact through her Junior year, then left us for a while, 
only to be better appreciated on her return in the Senior term. Though 
seemingly very quiet and demure she was always ready for fun and 
entered into it with the greatest zest. We feel assured that her future 
will be bright and successful. 



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MARGARET BROWNING, Bernardston, Mass. 

"^fctEGGIE the Quiet?" whose gentle voice can be heard echoing 
^f* through the halls at any time of day or night, the cause of all 
the noise and commotion on third floor, hails from the little town 
of Bernardston beyond the Tunnel. 

Margaret is very much interested in astronomy and has made 
some interesting discoveries concerning "Mercury." 

Of an athletic temperament she excels in all out of door sports 
and especially enjoys horseback riding. Indoors Peg is equally good 
and there is no one more enthusiastic in basketball than she. 

She is also talented along other lines being an indispensable member 
of the Glee Club, of the cast of the Senior Play. 

Here is wishing Peg luck in teaching and hoping that never will 
she be known to "Cut" any of her duties. 





JESSIE RANDALL CAMPBELL, Rochester, Vermont 

^THERE was a young lady from Vermont; 
W' To North Adams one day she did saunt 
She entered the school 
But to follow the rule 
Was much harder than she ever thought. 

Now Jessie thought dancing a pleasure 
In this way she used all her leisure 

With Tango, and Trot, 

And Heaven knows what, 
Her foot tapped the time of each measure. 

But when to her classes she came, 
A sedate and quiet young dame, 

We opened our eyes, 

And looked in surprise, 
When she told of Vermont's mighty name. 



Now when Jessie goes out to her work, 
We know that she never will shirk 

But to Duty be true 

And N. A. N. S., too. 
And avoid all dangers that lurk. 



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AMELIA CARBONE, North Adams, Mass. 

" 'ji USED to tliink her quiet." 
cli "You did? Well, so did I." 
"I came to know her hotter." 
"Ha, ha, and so did 'I.' 

"Mole" has been a great addition to our class and certainly a 
despair to the grind committee. In basketball one can easily distin- 
guish the winning team from the losing, by the flash of those black 
eyes. 

For are, 

"Her eyes like stars of twilight fair, 
Like twilight to her dusky hair. 





JOSEPHINE COWING, Hadley, Mass. 

"And when a man's in the case, 
You know all of her tilings give place." 

'"TIO," our representative from Hadley, has blue eyes sparkling with 
*J fun and a laugh often heard ringing through the corridors at 
"dorm." 

Ever since "Jo" entered our school she has shown a marked super- 
iority over many of her classmates when it comes to delivering an 
oration. 

"Jo" is a fine teacher and we all wish her the best of success but 
we fear she will not cling to the profession long as she has for some 
time been very much interested in Massachusetts "Aggie." 



EDITH HELEN CROMACK, Shelburne, Mass. 

T£DITH came to Normal from Shelburne, a little town beyond the 
>■* Hoosac Tunnel. 

At first, she seemed a very quiet, bashful, little girl. However, it 
did not take many recitations in Science to prove that there was quite 
a deal of solid knowledge concealed behind that retiring exterior. 
During all our course, she surprised us with ready answers to questions 
requiring thought too deep for the other members of the class. 

Besides being gifted with knowledge, Edith has many other pleasing 
attributes. One is that she has great ability at making baskets in 
"Gym." Talented with a sweet voice, she is one of the few honored 
by being asked to sing solos in Assembly. 

We have no duobt but that she will make a most successful teacher. 
She carries with her into her chosen profession not only the best 
wishes of her friends and companions but also "a countenance in which 
did meet sweet records, promises as sweet." 




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MARY AGNES DANAHER, Williamstown, Mass. 

For what are all oar contrivings, 

And the. wisdom of oar books. 
When com/ >a red with your caresses, 

And the gladness of your looks. 

Longfellow. 

OLLIE" came from "Bill" town and has been the delight of 
our class. Since she came to North Adams, her cheerful smile 
has broadened somewhat which shows that city life agrees with her. 
She never tires of talking about the beauties and virtues of her home 
town and especially of the "friends of the family" who are very nu- 
merous. 

We know "Mollie" well succeed in her future undertakings but 
are sure that she will never receive the teacher's pension, for reasons 
too numerous to state. 



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HELEN DOUGHERTY, North Adams, Mass. 

Strong in will and rich in wisdom, 
Helen, yet so lowly street, 
Woman to her utmost heait. 
And woman to her tender feet. 

JjCERE is Helen, one of our popular North Adams girls, plump 
>»J and good natured. 

We naturally suppose that when she entered our school, she had 
her own reasons for taking Domestic Arts. Could one have been her 
love for "Gym"? 

In the spring of the year, when the Junior's bulbs were in blossom, 
Helen was always sure to suffer from a compound fracture of the 
seventh commandment. 

Helen, like some of the other girls, shows a striking fondness for 
Grammar, as she takes a special course in this subject. 

Whether Helen will carry on her Domestic Arts in the home or 
school, we cannot say. 



ALICE DUTTON, Norwich, Vermont 

'jfN the fall of 1912, a dignified lass from Vermont came to join the 
*y ranks of our class. Alice Lyman Dutton is, you know, her name. 
Do we all know Alice? I assure you we do, and while here at Normal, 
she has won great fame. Wherever there is something going on, 
Alice is there too. So we think, that if her ambitions are fulfilled, 
she will make a very successful teacher and wise, and to a lofty position, 
she is destined to rise. 

" And thus she walks among the girls 
With praise and mild rebukes; 
Subduing even rude village churls 
By her angelic looks." 




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MARY FALLON, NORTH ADAMS, Mass. 

ALTHOUGH Mary hails from Bray lonville, our sister metropolis, 
she is none the less remarkable for her good looks, kindness and 
all around good nature. Her accomplishments are numerous, hut 
her love for Chemistry and "Gym." quite outshine all others. A few 
of Mary's charms are her happy earefree smile and 

"The rainbow must hare lent her 
Some of its airy grace, 
The wild ro.se parted with a blush 
That nestled on her face." 

It may be that beauty is only skin deep, but Mary's smile is the 
outward expression of the kindest of nature's and the best of friends. 
Mary declares she's going to be an old maid, if such is the case, there'll 
be no question about her being an "Unbestowed Blessing." 





BERTHA HOWLAND FINDLAY, Greenfield, Mass. 

"She lived at peace with all mankind, 

In friendship she teas true." 

jERE'S to "Bert," one of our athletic girls. As captain of the 
basketball team and one of the star players she has won great 
fame. "Bert" also was the Junior who was courageous enough to 
accept a challenge from a Senior in tennis. 

The Glee Club girls wisely chose her as leader of their club where 
she has been most successful because of her faithfulness, patience and 
musical education. 

"Bert" has her favorite classes as we all have. Her favorite one 
is the economics class where she was one day induced to tell her 
'personal wants.' 

Bert will be successful in any career she may choose and the best 
wishes of her loving classmates will follow her. 



HELEN KATHRYN FLAHERTY, Adams, Mass. 

"A maid of this century, yet how meek." 

JjCELEN came to the Normal from Cheshire but of late she has 
Kfl resided in Adams. We do not know the reason for this sudden 
change but perhaps it is because of the advantages which the Adams 
Public Library offers her. She has seemed to be an all round favorite 
with her classmates and has thrilled all with her accounts of the 
Cheshire dances — but perhaps it is better to draw a "Curtin" over 
these affairs. 

We know that Helen will meet with success in whatever she under- 
takes, especially if she goes West and stops at Iowa. 




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LOIS MYRA FLANDERS, Pownal, Vermont 

HE ease with which Lois makes goals in basket-ball leads one 
to think that she is not easily disturbed, but let the thunder 
roar and the lightning flash and you find that she has a well developed 
nervous system. 

Lois is also our great geography scholar. For although the car 
may be late, she always arrives in time to explain the results of the 
great ice sheet to the class. 

We hope before she goes to make her home in New York state that 
she will be able to earn an auto to get her there in time for the great 
event. 

"I have told you the beginning, and if it please your ladyships 
you may see the end." 





RUTH GORDON, Williamstown, Mass. 

"Leave Business to Idlers and Wisdom to Fools; they hare need 
of 'em; Wit be my Faculty and Pleasure my Occupation, and let 
Father Time shake his Glass." 

TrtUTH is one of our privileged ones, who hails from the college town, 
«\ for whenever she sleeps over she can say, "Car was late." 

"Gordy" has been called one of our quiet (?) classmates but she 
is always ready for all the fun going. Her ever radiant smile and — 
yes, that curly blonde hair which she positively cannot help has 
always been a pleasure to us all. 

We are all delighted to think that the pension bill has been passed 
but we are sure that Ruth will never reap any benefit. How lucky 
it is that she chose the course she did. The class of 1914 wish her 
great happiness in her future life. 



HELENE GREGORY, Sheffield, Mass. 

^ItttflTH a slow but steady pace 
W Helene treads this path of life 
With a calm decided face, 
Conquering each and every strife. 

" Come pensive nun devout and pure 
Sober, steadfast and demure." 

— Milton's "Coinus." 




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LYDIA LAURA HARRIS, Chester, Mass. 

"Nor shall thy wit or wisdom be forgot." 

HEN " Lid" first joined our ranks, we thought her a quiet, demure 
little maiden. But too soon we realized our mistake, for she 
has stores of wit and fun ready at all limes and entertains her third 
floor friends in many astonishing ways. She is one of the illustrious 
kindergarteners and by her great humor has been a source of charm 
and enjoyment to her discouraged classmates. 

"Is she excitable?" you inquire. No, not usually, hut when the 
postman comes — well, ask Lydia. 

Although we fear her teaching career will not be lengthy, we are 
sure it will he most successful. "Lid" will take away the best wishes 
of the class and leave behind a memory which will long endure. 





DORA HARWOOD, No. Adams, Mass. 

JTIORA is one of our best students but that is not all. She is a 
JV* basket ball star and the life of every company in which she is 
found. The last named virtue combined with a capacity for enjoying 
a joke account for her popularity. She finished the course in a year 
and a half and has since been doing substitute work in Williamstown 
and elsewhere. Her plans for the future are indefinite but wherever 
she goes the best wishes of the class go with her. 



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MAE ALMA HOGAN, Lenox, Mass. 

HIS tall and slender brunette, who came to us from Lenox, Mass., 
is surely talented in speed, for, when some poor culprit has gone 
to her for aid at 4 p. m., has she not been heard to remark, "Don't 
bother me, this Lesson Plan is due at 4.15"? We are surprised that 
so brilliant a girl should think of "nothing in general." 

When the girls at Room 13 are reproved for uproarous laughter, 
investigation invariably reveals Mae "doing a vaudeville act." But 
no one can deny that she is intensely interested in her work, especially 
in the work that calls for visits to the Shoe Factory. 

There is one question we would like to ask, " Why is Mae so partial 
to "Kelly" green. 

Never mind, Mae, you're a sunny, good-natured girl and a positive 
cure for the "blues." You cannot fail to shine as a teacher and we 
wish you luck in attaining your "ideal." 




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RUTH RYDER HOLDEN, Winchendon, Mass. 

"So strong, so mild, combining still 

The lender heart and queenly will, 
To conscience and to duty true . . ." 

AN honor to the class is Ruth, our Vice-president. Since becoming' 
one of us she has shown such fine class spirit, executive ability 
and leadership that we arc sure she cannot but be a success in her 
chosen profession. Nor is her ability limited to the school room for 
the intricacies of basketball are as easily mastered by her as any of 
the arts and sciences. As she goes out to her work the best wishes of 
the class of 1 J)14 go with her. 





ELIZABETH HOLIAN, Great Barrington, Mass. 

TCERE'S to our quiet, little "bashful Liz." We know that she will 
**Y Avm the hearts of her pupils with her happy smile and quiet 
ways. We wish all good things to come to our "shy, little blushing 
Sis!" 



MARION HUTCHINGS, No. Adams, Mass. 

fTtttARION, one of our most popular girls, has fulfilled the office of 
mJ^X class president with much success and honor during our two 
years at Normal. 

Her special talent is in singing and her solos were always well 
rendered at Glee Club Concerts and at the entertainments. 

During the past year she has often been a guest of Katherine 
Bagnall's theatrical parties on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. 

She has the best wishes of the Class of Nineteen Fourteen to take 
with her. 






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EVELYN KELLOGG, Greenfield, Mass. 

11 Blushing is the color of virtue.'" 

T£YELYN has been nicknamed "Billy" and it is as "Billy" we know 
1C her. 

Billy is one of our star basket hall players for ere we had been 
together long she proved that she would be second to no one in making 
"baskets," for has Billy ever been known to fail? 

You may ask "Does Billy excel in any other line of work?" If 
you should happen into either a class in Kindergarten or Economics 
when a debate is under way we are sure you would be able to answer 
for yourself. 

One thing that has troubled us all very much is — "Why is Billy so 
fond of spring vegetables, especially cucumbers?" 

As Billy has often told us of her dislike for a town that is "slow" 
or "where there is nothing doing" we sincerely hope that her first 
school will not be in such a place. 

But we know that wherever Billy may be and whatever work she 
will take up, that success will be hers. 



NORA KELLEY, No. Hadley, Mass. 
"To know her is to lore her." 
"5lf ELLY," who is one of our best loved girls is our house president 
V\ and a faithful one, too. 

My, how swiftly we fly to our rooms, when we hear her heavy tread 

along the corridor, and oh, how frightened we become when we hear 

her rap upon our door, and her stern voice saying, "Girls, less noise." 

We Seniors surely could not have found anyone who would have 

fulfilled that dreaded office as faithfully as "Kelly" has done. 

" Kelly" is entensely athletic and proved herself such a basketball 
"sport" that she became Captain of one of the Junior teams last 
year. 





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EVA P. KING, Adams, Mass. 

"In every look, word, deed and thought, 
Nothing but sweet and womanly." 

HIS surely may be said of Eva, the quiet demure little Miss who 
came way from Adams to join our wonderful class. 

She has won many friends by her pleasant smile and ready sym- 
pathy for all with whom she comes in contact. 

In spite of her apparent demureness, she has been known to stand 
up for her rights. 

Like all good children, she always knows all of her lessons, but her 
greatest desire is to excel in science. 

Wherever she is she will always stand up for dear old Normal and 
our best wishes will always be with her. 



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EDITH LACEY, Pittsfield, Mass. 

JCDITH Lacey from Pittsfield High, 

>^ Is a girl whom we know is very shy, 

She seems to us so cute and "simple," 

We can but call her our "Dotty Dimple." 

For us she often warbles and sings, 

And in assembly her clear voice rings, 

Her echo, sounding both far and near, 

None in Paradise could be more dear. 

To her profession we know she'll be true, 

In that stone schoolhouse in the town of Peru, 

But when she presides in her own little school 

There will be but one for "Dotty-Dimple" to rule. 








ELISABETH RUTH MCDONALD, Lanesborough, Mass. 

" ^THE joys of youth and health 

^ - ' Her eyes displayed." 
Here's to Ruth, the babe of our class, 

Whose ambitions are many, but alas, — 
Her expectations are beyond us all. 

"Well I mean this," is her favorite call, 
And although so small and dark and cheerful, 
Her future life will be successful. 



ABIGAIL CASHMAN MANNING, Deerfield, Mass. 

ABBIE'S home is in the historic old town of Deerfield. We are 
very glad that she decided to finish her course with us, after 
attending at Framingham for one year, for her cheery though quiet 
manner has won our sincere friendship. We also admire her as an 
athlete for the grace and agility with which she secured the ball in 
some of our class basketball games. Then, too, she is one of our 
class songsters as shown by the fact that she was a member of the 
Glee Club. From the twinkle in her eye we judge that jokes and good 
times are well appreciated by this classmate of ours. 

"It's the song she sings, and the smiles she wears, 
That's a-makin the sun shine everywhere." 

James White omb Riley. 




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STELLA OGERT, Williamstown, Mass. 

"J merry heart doeth good like a medicine." 

TELLA hails from "Bill Town" and many a morning she may be 
seen wending her way up Normal hill at a quarter after nine. 

Her cheerfulness, easy manner and ready smile are a source of 
delight to all who know her. One can easily find where she is for 
her continuous ringing laugh may be heard throughout the halls. 

"Stell" has a great liking for North Adams, for she is frequently 
seen there and especially after dark. I wonder what is the attraction? 
It may be Harry, "Bob," or Guy, but I will leave it for you to guess. 



MILDRED PEASE, Hatfield, Mass. 

TCERE is "Peasie," another of our illustrious Kindergarteners, 
'<*% brilliant in both studies and athletics. Patience, cheerfulness 
and vivacity are qualities all of which are applicable to her and per- 
haps some of us can testify to her ability in relating exciting events, 
especially proposals. 

We wonder if her fondness for regular things causes her agility in 
regular basketball and the ever-recurring lament "Oh! for a regular 
man!" 

However sure we may be that her career as a teacher will never 
procure her a pension, we know that it will be successful. Our best 
wishes will ever be with her. 

"A maid of artless grace, 
Gentle in speech and fair of face." 





EDNA PECK, Sheffield, Mass. 

^fcfERHAPS one of our best known members about town, is Edna. 
^P We cannot state why this is so, unless cousins and white buttons 
have something to do with it. However it is a well known fact, that, 
if you wish any tickets sold, take them to Edna. 

However oppressive the cares of teaching domestic science become, 
may she never lose her jolly good nature, or forget her ever ready store 
of jokes. 

"I am content, I do not care, 
Wag as it may, the world for me." 



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GERTRUDE PECK, Shelburne, Mass. 

" Something in ilka part o' thee, 
To praise, to love, I find" 

HOUGH her native town is Shelburne, Gertrude came to us from 
Greenfield High School. 

Being one of those reliable girls whom we all appreciate so much, 
the class elected her to office. As Captain of one of our Basketball 
Teams in our Junior year, and as Secretary of the Class and pianist 
for the Glee Club, she proved her loyalty to the class of '14 by per- 
forming all these duties faithfully and well. 

At first one might think her a quiet, dignified, demure, young 
lady, but on better acquaintance one finds her full of fun and ready 
to enter heartily into all our good times. 

Wherever she goes we know she will make many friends and we 
wish her success in whatever work she may take up. 





MARION DORRANCE PHELPS, Pittsfield, Mass. 

JjCOW we shall miss Marion! For since she came from Pittsfield to 
Mf join our class she has always been so jolly and bright. Whenever 
a good time was desired we went to see Marion. 

If, in her school, she has her children dramatize their work and 
they perform as well as she did in our lessons, we expect she will 
conduct very interesting history recitations. 

Well may we say, 

"Jovial Marion — 

With solace and gladness 
Much mirth and no madness, 
All good and no badness; 
So joyously 
So maidenly, 
So womanly 
Her demeaning — 
In every thing- 
Far, far passing 
That we can, indite, 
Or suffice to write, 
Of jovial Marion. 



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MARY SALINE PRINDLE, Chicopee, Mass. 

'"J little lovely maiden, most dear and taking." 

"JTITTLE PRINDY," the girl with the "grin that won't come off," 
■~* is our only representative from Chicopee. She is a sweet, 
goodnatured, little girl hut oh my, how she can sputter. Her enter- 
taining- chatter lias made many a dreary afternoon pass quickly. 

You may ask, "Does Mary like rural schools?" "Oh ye-es" (?) 
She will not long practice her chosen profession since her twinkling 
eyes, we are sure, will bring " Pierce "-ing results. 



FRANCES HELEN RICHARD, No. Bennington, Vt. 

JRANCES, our Bennington classmate, is not very large, but her 
wisdom far surpasses her size. 
Although in the classroom, she seems such a quiet and demure lass, 
yet at the dormitory we see quite the opposite, for she is always hurry- 
ing about on some important errand, or else telling a good joke. 

Her only wishes are to teach in a Rural School, to talk more slowly, 
and to own a plain, everyday cat. These desires, as well as many 
others, the Class of 1914 sincerely hope may be fulfilled. 

"She that was ever fair and never proud, 
Had tongue at will, and yet was never loud." 





AGNES RIELLY, No. Adams, Mass. 

,HE joined us from St. Joseph's, 

With voice so small and weak, 
You scarce could hear her in the room. 
When she stood up to speak. 

Artistic talent she possessed 
Most wonderfully fine. 
At sketching class instructors 
She well filled up her time. 

Oh, Agnes, wdien in future years 
You teach grades seven or eight, 
May all the best success be yours — 
— And ne'er for a pension wait. 



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ROSA SHULTIS, Great Barrington, Mass. 



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OSA SHULTIS, a merry lass, 

Who came to us from Great Barrington, Mass., 
Resides at twenty-eight Taconic Hall, 
And has won the hearts of one and all. 



She loves to study and work right well, 
Tho' at Bear Town she is quite a belle; 
For there she taught a District school, 
And trained four pupils with rod and rule. 

Vacation is always hailed with glee. 
For drives delight our Rosalie, 
And 'tis easy to see that the 

"Destiny of a man" 
Interests this maid more than anything can. 

But now the time is drawing nigh, 
When we must say to all goodbye, 
And wish the best of joy and bliss, 
To this same quiet little Miss. 





TO MABEL SHAAD, Port Deposit, Md. 

/|pkUR Mabel, the modern Bonticelle Madonna, 
Vil/ Of features fair, in knowledge wise, 

For studying, try it, you ne'er can beat 'er, 

This tireless, tactful, tearless prize. 

This "world is so full of a number of things," 
It's folly to try and take them all in, 
By "diction concise," our brains have been fagged, 
Our knowledge has failed, our mem'ries have lagged. 

So Shaady, beware, when to work you get, 
Your hat and your coat, behind to ne'er leave, 
But always keep by you the things that you need, 
Else you may forget, else you may forget. 



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CLARA SPENCER, W. Stockbridge, Mass. 

"All she said and did and wore, appeared to be a part of herself; 
there was a sweet directness, a placid oneness about her, which inspired 
belief and caused contentment. ." — Jean Ingelow. 




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LARA came to us from Stockbridge, 
And 'tis with sorrow we declare 
Such an honor we will seldom 
Have bestowed on us elsewhere. 



So to show our appreciation 

We gave unto her care 

The office of vice-president 

And right well she filled that chair, 

But only for a year she'd keep it, 
For her athletic mind 
Bade her leave the tiresome task, 
More active employment to find. 

She became the willing captain 
Of the basketball girls. 
And won full many a victory 
By her catches and her hurls. 

But now that she is leaving 
We all wish to say 
With the help of her kind teachers 
We are sure she'll win the "Day." 



SADIE SPITZER, No. Adams, Mass. 

She giggles in the morning, 
She giggles oft at eve 
She giggles down the corridor 
She giggles up her sleeve. 

76 AVE you heard it? 

WJ Sadie is one of the class sharks. Her brilliant replies to 
Mr. Murdock are a source of wonderment and awe to the rest of us. 
Junior year she excelled in basketball. With these two recommenda- 
tions we are sure that she will succeed wherever she goes. 



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ELVA STAFFORD, No. Adams, Mass. 

T£LVA — the optomistic, is gifted with the happy faculty of finding 
>^ the proverbial silver lining, even when her particular cloud is 
an unexpected lesson plan. But perhaps more of us could find the 
bright sides of our special clouds, if we were all gifted with her power 
of performing hard tasks. But lesson plans are not Elva's only forte, 
for basketball has claimed its share of her attention. How many 
times in "Stationary" have we held our breath while Elva paused, 
smiled and — in went the ball. Circle six was fun for her. 

Elva finished her work in Normal School in February in time to 
go to the frontier to fight the foe of ignorance and return to relate 
her experiences to admiring groups. Strange are the tales she tells 
and wonderful. Ask her if she teaches her pupils to "evolve" their 
problems yet, but perhaps it would be best not to wait for the answer. 





RUTH STEIN, No. Adams, Mass. 

"Complain not that there are clouds in your sky. 
clouds our most glorious sunsets could never be." 



Remember without 



AND here is our little (?) Ruth! Ruth wasoneof the many " Drury- 
ites " to enter Normal with the class of 1914, and she has certainly 
been a pleasure to us all. We hear of a little man at Williams, and 
we cannot help but wonder if Ruth intends to make use of her domestic 
science training directly. The person in question has been interviewed 
upon the matter, and denies flatly all such assertions — however, the 
man is yet to be interviewed — we are still left in a state of wonder 
and curiosity!! Ruth has been very enthusiastic in all her work with 
us, and as we thank each girl in 1914 for her good spirit and help in 
all things, so we thank Ruth. The good wishes of 1914 go with you, 
Ruth, through all your future life to make it successful and happy. 



KATHRYN STREETER, Adams, Mass. 

"She is witty to talk with, 
And pretty to walk with, 
And good to look upon." 

"Tj/'IT is one of our jolly Adams girls and every morning at quarter 
•^V of nine whe may be seen wending her way up Lawrence Avenue. 

While in her Junior year Kit did not take much interest in "gym" 
possibly because she liked Jerry better; but during the fall of our 
Senior year when we played football, what a splendid tackle she made! 

Kit had a great liking for the subject of Botany which continued 
during this year and many are the trips she has taken to the Botany 
room to "see how the flowers are growing." 

With her pleasing personality she has won many friends and we 
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NINA LUCY STURTEVANT, Beverly, Mass. 

" The smile Ihuf won't come <>//." 



/fpirR jolly, fun-loving "Nina" has done her shar 
V!i/ our lif e here in this paradise of the Berks! 



are towards making 
shires a happy one. 
Her scholarship is exceeded only by her agility for she is one of our 
stars in basketball and is always among the first to try any new gym- 
nastic feat that may be suggested, although her athletic stunts are 
by no means all performed in "Gym." 

Surely, if Nina carries the same happy spirit, and originality in 
the way of doing things into her own school, that she has always shown 
in N. A. N. S. none of her pupils will ever play truant for want of 
variety. 

That she may have the greatest success in whatever line her 
teaching may be directed is the sincere wish of her loving classmates. 



BESSIE TEMPLE, Shelburne Falls, Mass. 

SO you ask who this demure little girl from Shelburne Falls is? 
It is our dear little Bessie. Demure she may seem to you, but 
those who know her find her always ready to enter in all the fun that 
is going. 

Although she is small of body she is gifted with great intellect. 
Her brilliant ideas and suggestions have been of great help to her 
classmates, whether in Geometry, Store Arithmetic, or Psychology. 
In Science class she was very much interested along motorary lines 
and from all accounts her knowledge has proved successful. 

We know that Bessie will make a successful teacher; but we are 
in doubt as to the length of her career, as we know her mind often 
travels to "Georgia." But whatever she may do in future life her class 
mates wish her all success and happiness. 





CATHARINE WHITE— " CATH."— North Hadley, Mass. 

"With words of wondrous strength and learned sound." 

AMONG those who climbed to the "City on the Hill" in September, 
1912 was "Cath." from North Hadley. From the first, she 
was heralded as a strong basketball player and a faithful student — 
yet, if the truth be told, she is equally interested in the "Hunts" in 
and about Springfield. 

But whatever her choice in life may be, the best wishes of the 
class go with her. 



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BLANCHE WHITMORE, No. Adams, Mass. 

"In every look, ivord, deed and thought 
Nothing but sweet and womanly." 

^jttflTII a cheerful word and a bright smile for every one, Blanche 
W has wended her way through the "intricate labyrinths of the 
Kindergarten course. Although she persists in saying "I don't 
know it," she usually manages to get through." Blanche is very 
determined in her likes and dislikes, and chief among the former are 
Ford automobiles and Earl(e)s while she professes a decided aversion 
to "green sprinkling cans." All who are in any way acquainted with 
Blanche feel sure that she will make a success of all she attempts to 
do in her future life. 





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Alma MnUr 

High among the noble Berkshires, 
Overlooking rugged lands, 
Glorious with strength and grandeur, 
Our dear Alma Mater stands. 

Chorus 

Praise to thee, our Alma Mater, 
Let us ever gaily sing 
Of loyalty to thee, dear Normal, 
Let our halls with echoes ring. 

Sentinels of stately poplars 
Guard our Alma Mater fair, 
So our loyal hearts surround her, 
Trust her to Mt. Greylock's care. 

Chorus. 

Bertha H. Findlay 







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^akpaprar? a "lllllfiaumiti?r Ntgljt'fi Srr am" 

^fF one may believe what one hears, the Senior play was one of the cleverest as well 
Jll as most successful given in recent years. On the whole, it was quite an under- 
taking and the class well deserves credit for its accomplishment. 

The scenes of the play take place in a grove near the King's palace. There 
was a law in the city of Athens that a father might compel his daughter to marry 
whomever he pleased or to be put to death. Egeus wished Hermia to marry Demet- 
rius, but she was in love with Lysander. In defense she said she knew Helena loved 
Demetrius. The king gave her four days, in which to make a decision. Hermia and 
Lysander planned to meet in a wood and Helena told Demetrius of this, so that he 
would follow them. 

At this time Oberon and his Queen were having a disagreement about a boy 
whom Titania would not give to Oberon to be his page. Therefore Oberon planned 
revenge. Puck, Oberon's favorite, was very fond of cutting pranks and Oberon sent 
him for a flower, the juice of which laid on the eyelids of one asleep, would cause him to 
fall in love with the first one he saw when he awoke. Oberon felt a great deal of com- 
passion for Helena and bade Puck, if he found Demetrius, to anoint the latter's eyes 
when Helena was near, so that when Demetrius awoke he would fall in love with 
Helena. Puck made a mistake by anointing the eyes of Lysander who was near 
Hermia, lying asleep. Lysander awoke and fell in love with Helena, who came through 
the forest at this time. Demetrius, whose eyes had been anointed also, came and 
fell in love with Helena, who thought a plot was set to taunt her. Oberon, to undo 
Puck's mistakes commanded the latter to raise a thick fog and counterfeit the voices 
of the rival lovers, so that they would think they were following the right person. 
When Lysander and Demetrius were so weary that they fell asleep Puck anointed 
their eyes with the juice of another flower, which would cause them to go back to their 
true loves again. Helena and Hermia were beside them when they awoke in the 
presence of the King, who consented to the marriages of the lovers. All thought 
they had had an unpleasant dream and were happy to think it was not a true one. 

Meanwhile Titania's eyes had also been touched by the juice of this flower and when 
she awoke she had fallen in love with a man, upon whose head Puck had put the 
head of an ass. When Oberon had teased Titania, she gave him the boy for a page. 
After she had fully recovered her senses, she was happy with Oberon again. 

In the last act there is "a tedious brief scene of young Pyramus and his love 
Thisbe, very tragical mirth" given by rude" mechanicals" of Athens for the enter- 
tainment of the King and Queen. 



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Two or three fairy dances drilled by Miss Grace Purcell added much to the life 
and beauty of the play. The music for these dances was played by Mrs. Bertha 
Findlay of the Senior class. Between the acts a musical program was rendered by 
Mrs. Marshall. Miss Ruth Bartlett and Mr. Boyd. 

In commenting on the production one of our local papers said: "The Seniors gave 
a capital presentation of Shakespeare's 'Midsummer Night's Dream,' and the young 
women in the cast deserve high credit for their work., while Miss Baright who had 
charge of the production is to be congratulated on bringing out so much lalent talent 
in the school." 

The following was the cast: 



Theseus, Duke of Athens 
Lysander, in love with Hermia 
Demetrius, his rival 
Egeus, a noble, father of Hermia 
Philostrate, master of revels 
Nick Bottom, the weaver 
Quince, the carpenter 
Snug, the joiner 
Flute, the bellows mender 
Snout, the tinker 
Starveling, the tailor 
Hippolyta, Queen of Amazons 
Hermia, in love with Lysander 
Helena, in love with Demetrius 

Ladies in Waiting 

Oberon, King of Fairyland 

Titania, his queen 

Puck, or Robin Goodfellow 

First Fairy 

Cobweb 

Mustard Seed 

Peaseblossom 

Moth 

Fairies 



Jessie Campbell 

Mae Hogan 

Josephine Cowing 

Dorothy Beugler 

Irene Arnold 

Margaret Browning 

Ruth Holden 

Alice Dutton 

Elizabeth Holian 

Ruth Gordon 

Clara Spencer 

Catharine White 

Evelyn Kellogg 

Gertrude Peck 

{Pauline Andrews 
Mary Danaher 
Bessie Temple 
Lois Flanders 
Ruth McDonald 
Marion Hutchings 
Amelia Carbone 
Helen Bowman 
Kathryn Streeter 
Mary Prindle 
Mildred Pease 
Edith Cromack 
Abigail Manning 
Grace Beeler 



ACT I. Scenes. In a grove near the King's palace. 
ACT II. Scene — The same. 
ACT III. Scene — The same. 



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Mrs. Findlay _____---_--------- Leader 

Katherine Bagnall ___________ Secretary and Treasurer 

Evelyn Kellogg __________-_---- Librarian 

Gertrude Peck ______----------- Pianist 

Irene Arnold Helen H. Heywood 

Ida M. Boehm May S. Jones 

J. Elsie Brown Abbie C. Manning 

Margaret Browning Elizabeth R. McDonald 

Anna Terese Burns Delcina A. Neilson 

Jessie R. Campbell Elizabeth A. Simmons 

Helen M. Cashmore Kathrina Slaiger 

Dorothy H. Cleveland Clara M. Spencer 

Edith Cromack Kathryn Streeter 

Alice Loretta Ducharme Nina Sturtevant 

Madeline Hannon Bessie M. Temple 

Sarah Harris Myrtle G. Temple 



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" A ND still 1914 is doing things differently," you will hear members of the faculty 
<^V say. Indeed, 1914 is an exceptional class in every conceivable way, providing 
that way is good; exceptional even unto the Glee Club. Never before in the history 
of this institution has there arisen so rare a chorus of songsters; rare in beauty — the 
artist will confirm this — an aggregation of quality and quantity. What club can 
boast of its own prima donna and how many have been in demand to sing outside the 
Normal hall? To both these the Glee Club of 1914 claims honor. 

On March 20th, we made our debut in concert and aside from the unanimous 
praise and appreciation of the audience, we realized a goodly sum for Glee Club 
treasury. 

The following month, our services were required at one of the musical entertain- 
ments at the Congregational Chapel where we competed with those of worth-while 
talent. This speaks well of our musical ability you will agree, for, no matter how well 
conducted our organization, we should be doomed to failure if our component parts 
were unable to extract harmonious melodies from the vocal chords. 
Of the Glee Club no one can say, 

"I never heard so musical a discord, such sweet thunder," else "He that hath 
no music in himself, nor is touched by the concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, 
stratagems and spoils." 

Bertha Howland Findlay. 





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^HASKETBALL! Will not that word ever bring to us fond memories and stirring 
■W recollections? 

During our Junior year we chose names, which we thought were characteristic 
of our players, namely the "Readies," "Alerts" and "Invincibles" and they proved 
to be talismans worth having. Our first triumph occurred at the annual Senior- 
Junior basketball games, when we defeated the Seniors, who were so confident that 
our efforts would be futile. 

Our Senior year, too, has brought us good fortune. The time honored saying is 
"The Juniors always win at the annual games" but every rule has its exception, 
which accounts for the result. From the first, everything favored us and the Juniors 
looked on in bewilderment not knowing how to prevent our quick plays. Cheer after 
cheer, basket following basket brought the stationary ball game to a close with a 
score of 17 to in our favor. At the end of the regular game the score board read 
Seniors, 12; Juniors, 0. 

Later, however, the Juniors developed a team which has put up many a good 
fight against our best players, but in vain. 

Among our best girls in the game of regular basketball were the Misses Browning, 
Harwood, Kellogg, Lacey, Pease, Spencer, Stafford, Sturtevant and Mrs. Findlay. 

Many games between Taconic Hall Seniors and Juniors have been played and 
won; the alumni, also, have learned to their sorrow of the prowess of the Class of 
1914; Miss Raguses's Working Girls' Club gave us a score of 32 to and three games 
between the Drury High School girls and Normal Seniors brought the same victory 
to our side. Whether the game was played in the Normal "gym" or at Mark Hopkins 
seemed to make no difference; our girls were sure and ever on the alert for unexpected 
plays. Only once have the dignified Seniors been defeated and then only by a strong 
combination of quick teachers and the most skillful of the Juniors 



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51 



We have had many good times to remember; both games and dances, which, 
besides giving us pleasure, will be useful in future days. Miss Skeele has given us 
much for which we thank her and it is with regret that we face the fact that our days 
in her charge are over and we leave the "gym" after many fond farewells. Our recol- 
lections of those days so full of fun will be among the happiest we have of Normal 
life. 





g>agmgfi of tlj? (ttlafifi of 1914 W\b? mb GMjmmae 



GEOGRAPHY CLASS 

Miss Browning (describing Bernardston) : — "And there is a little Cutlery carried 
on there." 

By whom, Peg? 

Mr. Smith — "Why is Lake Chad not a salt lake?" 
Miss Stein — "Because there's no salt there." 

Miss Phelps — (very confidently) — "Egypt was divided into about thirty "des- 
tinies." 

Mr. Smith— "What do we use for fuel, Miss White?" 
Catherine — " Iron." 

Mr. Smith— "What would you do, Miss Peck?" 
Edna — "Please, may I go and get my handkerchief?" 

Mr. Smith — " When you are in bathing and don't wish to drown, what do you do? " 
Nina — Swim!" 

Miss Danaher, teaching a lesson, desired to have more facts brought out — "Mrs. 
Findlay, can you add?" 

In the same lesson — Miss Danaher — "Miss Lacey, how has the glacier helped 
the farmer of today?" 

Edith — "It has taken all our good soil to the farmers down below us." 

Miss Danaher — "Where do you mean?" 

The class was discussing how air is heated, and Mr. Smith wished to bring out 
the fact that, because he wore a dark suit, he would be warmer than Miss Harris, 
who wore a white waist, as dark color absorbs heat. 

Mr. Smith — "Which one of us, you or I, would be warmer, if we stood with our 
backs to the sun?" 

Lydia— "You!" 

Mr. Smith— "Why?" 

Lydia — "Because you're bigger!" 



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Mr. Smith — "How would you start the lesson, Miss Peck?" 
Gertrude "First, I would ask, 'What is the largest state in the city of Massa- 
chuestts?' " 

Mr. Smith — "Norway and Sweden export sofl and hardwood fish." 

Edith Cromack — "The population of Shelburne Falls is decreased rather than 
increased by the coming of men to work in the building of the new dams." 

Mr. Smith— "How's that?" 

Edith — "Because, when they go away, they take a good many of the 
Shelburne Falls girls with them" 

One morning, shell the geography class was absorbed in the construction of 
mountains, in rushed little Hilton, exclaiming: — 
"Papa, did you order the fish? " 




Eeauing 

Mae Hogan — "These were the very "grimiest" and grandest of all their relations." 



Miss Baright— " Who says that?" 
Miss Spencer — -"The person speaking." 



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"How do you struggle for existence, Miss Peck?" 

Edna — "Well, I struggle for my food. Maybe I don't look it, but I do." 

Mr. Murdock — "Bodies are useful to hang clothes on!" 

Mr. Murdock — "Oh, but we're talking about fishing." 
Miss Hogan — "Well, I was talking about Sunday." 

Mr. Murdock — "There are two vertebrae at the end of the spine. We do not 
know their use, but if we had thirty such vertebrae, what would we have?" 
Dorothy Beugler — "A Tail." 



i%xstat\i 

Mr. Smith — "Who is the first man we study in connection with the Revolution?' 
Miss Phelps — "Abraham Lincoln!" 

Miss White— "The man died." 

Mr. Smith— "Did he?" 

Catherine — "Well, no, he didn't die, he was killed." 

Mr. Smith — "If you've got to handle a bee, you must take hold of him, but 
you had better be careful where." 



ipatonj of lEiwratum 

Mr. Smith — "Miss Lacey, don't you think it would be better for colored children 
to be educated separately?" 
Edith— "No!" 
Mr. Smith— "Why?" 
Edith (emphatically) — " Because — !" 
Woman's reason, Edith. 

Mr. Smith — "Miss Phelps, how did you learn the alphabet?" 
Marion — "I don't think I ever learned it." 

Mr. Smith — "Just what was the matter with Carlyle?" 
Miss Shaad — "He was mean to his wife." 



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Mr. Smith — "Into what two parts did I lie Persians think the world was divided?" 
expecting "good" and "bad." 

Miss Lacey- "Land and water!" 

At last the desired answer came. 

Mr. Smith — "What is man's place here?" 

Miss Shaad — "Between the two!" 

Mr. Smith — "Don't try to control your school too much or you'll be bounced." 

Mr. Smith — "Suppose you were teaching mountains onLong Island, what would 
you use?" 

Miss Lacey — "Look at the mountains here." 



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Miss Knowlton — "In what utensil do you sterilize your double boilers?" 

Mrs. Findlay — "We went up Greylock one night to see the sun rise." 
Mr. Johnson — "How could you see the sun rise at night?" 
Bertha — "Oh, but we had lanterns." 

Miss Baright — "If 'be' is the only pure verb, what are all the others?" 
Nora Kelley — "Impure!" 

A Junior, while helping a little boy in the fourth grade with his arithmetic, wrote 
a few figures on the board. The youngster looked at them for a moment, quizzically, 
then exclaimed, 

"What's the matter with that? Dancing the tango?" 

Miss Baright — -"Miss Peck (Edna), your subject is boys." 

Miss Baright — "What is a lichen?" 
Miss Holden — "An insect." 



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Mr. Guss — "What are the fringes on the lower petals of the nasturtium for. 
Miss Pease?" 

Mildred — "To keep out the rain." 



Written on the blackboard when we were Juniors: 



If signs don't lie, 
The time is nigh, 
When you and I, 
Must swat the fly. 



It's always safe 
To swat the fly, 
Unless he's on 
A custard pie. 



Give us more such rhymes, 
To bring the good times, 
When the wicked fly, 
Shall lie down and die. 
R. W. G. 




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^JUtllEX the Juniors arrived last year, the one thing they were advised not to do 
D*i* was to have a midnight spread, as nearly everyone the preceding year had ended 
in dire disaster. 

Whenever the Seniors started anything the Juniors gladly followed, but that they 
should be so venturesome as to begin anything, except fights, was entirely out of 
the question. 

At last to some of the more venturesome ones in the class, this dependent con- 
dition became unendurable, so they decided to prove their originality and leadership. 

Consequently, the Tuesday of Commencement week, the Juniors met in one 
room where they discussed what they might do. 

A spread! a midnight spread! and on the piazza roof! Why not? Wasn't this 
the last day we were to be here? Even if it were against the rules, we were going to 
leave the next day anyway so we decided we would have the spread. 

Large bags, small bags, boxes, and bottles were taken upstairs at all times during 
the day. Such an array as there was in the room leading on to the piazza. 

Not a word was said outside, but who could help guessing that something very 
serious was on foot. 

Late that night, after lights were out, first one door opened, and then another, 
as the girls, clothed in slippers, kimonos and coats, quietly slipped from their rooms. 
Tiptoeing up the stairs and down the hall they came until the sewing room was reached 
and at last the piazza. 

Then for stories, but, in the midst of a very funny one, someone discovered Mr. 
Murdoch dow r n below gazing upwards and pacing up and down. 

At this moment silence reigned supreme. The thoughts of possible failure and 
disappointment came and went as the awful minutes passed. Apparently Mr. Murdock 
did not notice us, for he went into his own house, and then all the pent-up energy burst 
forth into a laugh. 

After that terrible scare, it was voted to begin eating. Sandwiches, crackers, 
cookies, olives, pickles, cheese, and ginger ale were seen coining through the window 
one after the other. 

Just about this time, the watchman appeared, but he was easily won over by some 
sandwiches, olives, and ginger ale. 

We had not been discovered yet, but the question was, "When would we be?" 

At last every course except the peanut course had been served. Presently, the 
peanut bag was set in the center of the group, and everyone took a handful, began 
crackling shells, and eating. 

Just as the shells were cracking the loudest and tongues were working the fastest, 
a form appeared in the doorway, and a well-known voice inquired, "What do you 
mean by this? You are disturbing the neighborhood with your noise. We have had 



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three telephone calls already about this matter. When you have finished your spread, 
I think you had better go to bed to sleep an hour at least before arising." 

The peanuts were eaten, and we dispersed to take Miss Bugbee's advice. Thus 
ended the spread. 

Nina L. Sturtevant. 




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ALONG time ago, before there was any land to he seen anywhere, and so, of course 
no land animals, the jelly fish was king. 

Now this king jellyfish had a very beautiful back bone and he was exceedingly 
proud of it. Whenever there was a grand parade or procession he would always glide 
along ahead gracefully swaying his backbone. 

One time it had been almost a month since he had given any great public affair 
and he decided it was time he displayed his beauty. He thought and thought and 
planned and planned, and at last he had everything thought out and his plans all made. 
He decided to give a grand banquet to which everyone was to be invited, not even the 
poorest little amoeba was to be left out. Accordingly he had flying fishes take mes- 
sages to everyone in the ocean kingdom and he employed hundreds of sword fish to 
build large platforms and still more to construct a magnificent hall of glass. This 
room was the most wonderful of all for it had mirrors on the floor and mirrors on the 
wall and mirrors on the ceiling! 

Every day the jelly fish used to watch the sword fishes at work on this hall and 
every time he would think, "How grand I will look in there, everyone will see me all 
at once and admire my grace. Oh, I wish they would hurry!" And so he used to 
urge the builders to hurry their work. 

At last everything was ready and the day arrived for the water people to assemble 
on the king's grounds. They came in schools and they came separately and such a 
crowd had never before been gathered together in one place. After the last guest 
had arrived, the king sallied forth, he had waited until the last moment so as to make a 
greater impression. He nodded his head condescendingly to the crowds and swam 
straight for the mirror hall, in which he had planned to deliver an address of welcome. 
But just as he reached the middle a terrible thing happened! A crash was heard and 
the mirrors all began to fall from the ceiling right down upon the proud king jellyfish! 
He tried to escape but it was impossible and he was crushed to the glassy floor. 

The guests worked for hours trying to get him out from under the broken glass 
and when at last they did, he was almost dead and just one shapeless mass. 

He was ill for a long time but when he was again well he found he no longer had 
that graceful backbone nor beautiful form but instead he seemed to have no bones 
at all and no particular form. 

He was very mournful at first but he finally said, "It serves me right for being so 
conceited. It can't be helped." 

And ever since that time jelly fish have had no bones at all. 



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TgTO the honorable, dignified and scholarly seniors: It is indeed hard to realize that 



w the time for parting is near. Yet the hustling to and fro, practicing class songs 
and cheers and the bustling about in making preparations for graduation, are strong 
proof of it. 

To you there has been one other, and perhaps a less agreeable proof, namely, 
being interviewed by various austeer and dignified personages known as superintendents. 
In the morning, at noon and at night, wherever a group of seniors might be seen, could 
be heard in stage whispers, "Did you see Mr. B.?" "Were you frightened?" "Was 
I? I was just scared stiff!" 

Can you guess the appalling effect on the imaginations of the juniors? Really, 
as we enter next fall among strange students and into a new field of work with its 
difficult problems, that is the only bugbear ahead of us, unless it be lesson plans. 

It is from the seniors, however, that the juniors have received many a noble 
inspiration. When, weary and discouraged by failure to do ourselves justice in our 
work, it was always some kind senior who would speak cheeringly and we would take 
heart once more. 

You have been most gracious in praising our class for aid given you in the glee 
club, the county fair, and other affairs conducted for the purpose of raising money, 
and I can say only, that the juniors enjoyed the co-operation and at the same time 
gained much in the way of management and school spirit. 

We will endeavor not to grow vain under the seniors' song of praise, but you will 
forgive us if we cherish a certain satisfaction and pride for having been victorious in 
the event of the year, our annual basketball game. 

As to the advice given the Taconic girls, we will aspire to live up to the record 
left behind by the graduating class, although it cannot be promised that we shall be 
as successful in holding "midnight spreads" in a clothespress. Moreover, we shall 
remember, and impress upon those that take our places, the old proverb, "Love not 
sleep, lest thou lose thy breakfast." 

The junior class accepts the name "senior" and everything that rightly belongs 
with that name, and will strive to be all that it implies, performing its duties nobly, 
as you have done, and thereby gaining power and honor for itself and for this normal 
school. 

It is often and justly quoted that "The best of friends must part," and so it with 
us as with every preceding and succeeding senior and junior class. The parting will 
cause sadness, but the seniors have a work to do in this world, and ever will the class 
of 1914 give a hearty cheer for the class of 1913. 







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/TT HOSE who now see us as young women about to enter upon the work of life 
^r with difficulty will recognize us as the same beings as those who entered this 
institution two years ago with fear and trembling. For then the members of the 
Senior class filled our questioning minds with fearful possibilities, and it was the con- 
clusion of everyone that she could not long remain in the midst of such requirements. 
However, it did not take long to discover that our forebodings were groundless and 
that the faculty were ready to help us instead of watching for opportunities to send us 
back to our native heaths. 

History probably repeats itself in the annals of a class as much as anywhere, but 
we, pardon our seeming conceit, consider that our record puts that of all previous 
classes to shame. In two short years we have accomplished wonders. 

As is the usual custom, we were ushered into the school by a reception tendered 
us by the Class of 1913. To further our acquaintance, we gave a Hallowe'en party 
at which the ghosts and queer masked creatures caused much jollity. How shocked 
were some of us to discover that we had pulled the hair or pinched the arm of a mem- 
ber of the faculty in disguise! But in those early days, we did not know their love 
of fun as we do now. 

In the early spring, we had the opportunity of assisting at the Child Welfare 
Exhibit where we learned many painful as well as interesting things. Incidentally 
we found out from the kindergarteners how to use old boxes. 

The trips which we took under the leadership of good Mr. Guss will not soon be 
forgotten as, armed with acid bottle, grape basket and hammer, we trudged over the 
rocky fields of learning. No less enjoyable was our garden work. With what glee 
did we greet the first sprouts, unless we found them in the wrong place! With what 
sorrow did we pull up the weeds! With what untiring zeal did we plant rows of corn 
and with what faithfulness did we "water with the rake," owing to the lack of other 
irrigating facilities! 

Neither shall we forget our trips up Greylock and over Hoosac Mountain, for 
Mr. Smith's stories and Mr. Johnson's sticks made the climbs as easy as walking on 
the level. 

Having often felt the lack of shade when, weary with tennis, we would fain have 
rested, on Arbor Day we planted an ash on the dormitory lawn. It has seemed to 
appreciate the labor which attended its change of abode (for it rained in torrents 
throughout the ceremony) and now is so thriving that,, when we hold our fiftieth re- 
union, we hope to have a picnic in its cool refreshing shade. 

Our last event of the year, after assisting the Seniors to graduate, was a spread, 
which all our dormitory classmates attended, held on the upper balcony at midnight. 
It was short — but sweet. 



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Alter a rest of a couple of months, we met again in September as Seniors. Profiting 
by the mistakes of previous classes, we immediately set to work to earn money for 
future expenses. Our candy sales held every Wednesday throughout the fall proved 
very successful. Soon after Christinas, we gave a small play — "An Open Secret," 
which was enjoyed by participants and onlookers alike. 

Throughout the last two years, we have also shared in our Group Entertainments 
given by sections of the girls and teachers. These parties to which friends could 
be invited have given the dormitory girls pleasure as well as those in the town when 
favored with invitations. The two plays, "Alice in Wonderland" and "A Case of 
Spoons," supervised by Miss Baright, were very humorous and entertaining. Some 
pleasing and beautiful pictures with living characters, arranged by Miss Pearson with 
her usual artistic touch were greatly admired. A number of the old court dances, 
reproduced in costume, which carried us back a century were given on Patriot's Dav 
by Miss Waterman, and a cantata, "The Fairies of the Seasons," under the direction 
of Miss Searle was both pretty to see and to hear. The dancing following these enter- 
tainments was thoroughly enjoyed by the girls and their friends. 

Another attractive feature of the year was a talk by Mr. Findlay in which he 
spoke of "Nature Study and the Child." It was beautifully illustrated by colored 
slides which he himslf had taken of birds in their natural haunts. Those of us who 
attended felt as though we had taken a trip with him to nature's choicest spots. 

The Senior Play, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," given the latter part of May, 
was a fitting climax to the events of the year. 

All history must end with the present, therefore that of the Class of 1914 ends at 
its commencement. With Browning we may say — 

"Grow old along with me! 
The best is yet to be, 
The last of life, for which the first was made." 

Dorothy Beugler. 





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T£OW the wind whistled through the trees and what a wierd sound it made on 
fjfl that cold March night as I sal rocking before I he big open fireplace with the 
evening paper on my knees. Annoyed by the lonesome moaning of the wind 
I seized my paper and glanced at the date — March 2, 1924. After satisfying myself 
about the date I proceeded to read. The first thing which attracted my notice was 
a familiar name printed in glaring headlines— MARION HUTCHINGS COMING 
NEXT WEEK— NO GREATER SUCCESS SINCE TETRAZZINI— and then 
followed a long column telling of her success and prosperity. After reading it my 
paper fell from hands and I stared into the fire. "So," thought I, "our class presi- 
dent of the dear old Normal has achieved that for which she so longed. I wonder 
what the others are doing. Oh, I wish I knew," I said aloud. 

As I thus mused the wind moaned more loudly than ever, the light flickered and 
went out and my paper slid from my knees into the fire before me. It smoldered 
slowly sending clouds of smoke into the room. As I watched it I was amazed and 
dumbfounded for, as it settled down, there stood before me a tiny little man, clothed 
in black from head to foot. He opened his mouth as if to speak but all I could hear 
was the shrill voice of the wind. 

"Who are you?" I finally gasped. 

"Wiseacre Wind," he moaned back, "I heard your wish and came to humor you. 
But let us be brief, my time is limited. Repeat your wish aloud three times." 

"I wish I knew what my classmates are doing," I repeated, slowly and firmly, 
never daring to disobey the queer little man before me. Each time I expressed my 
wish he whirled around like a top and whistled shrilly through his teeth. At the end 
of the third spin he clapped his hands three times and without waiting an instant 
began to talk. 

"They are scattered far and wide and greatly do their occupations differ. Ruth 
Holden, your vice-president, is busy designing hats for the Holden Millinery Company 
of which she is sole owner. Gertrude Peck, a strong suffragette, is serving a term in 
an English Jail for dynamiting a drug store. Alice Dutton is director of North Adams 
National Bank having received her first experience in this kind of work from being 
your class treasurer. Irene Arnold is Dean of Wellesley College, having filled the 
office for three years very successfully." 

He paused, gave another long shrill whistle and continued — "She who was Marion 
Phelps has become happy mistress of a large cattle ranch in Montana. Boarding 
with her may be found Dorothy Beugler, who teaches a ninth grade five miles from 
her boarding place. 



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In North Carolina Ruth (Jordan, Marion Briggs and Katherine Streeter have 

established a domestic school for negresses. Their work is a great success, they 
having graduated twenty-three last year, twenty of which entered the state of matri- 
mony before a month expired. The other three are working for the minister's family 
in that place, she, who was Helen Bowman, being the beloved pastor's wife. 

Edith Cromack, assisted by Clara Bicknell, is engaged in making a new Simplified 
Speller. 

After having taught successfully for nine years, Frances Richard is traveling in 
Switzerland and Grace Beeler is enjoying an extended trip through Scotland where 
she is much interested in the old castles. Lois Flanders, preparing to publish a book 
on glaciers, is now in the Alps continuing her studies of them. 

Mae Hogan and Elizabeth Holian are working in Kelly and Dodd's shoestore." 

"Any relation to Nora Kelly?" I asked. 

"No, and do not interrupt," he snarled, "or you will hear no more," and he spun 
around again and continued, "Nora Kelly holds the position of Warden in a Woman's 
Penitentiary, where she keeps most perfect order. Most of her prisoners are unfor- 
tunate in having as their adversary Lawyer Katherine Bagnall and, as they are unable 
to secure an attorney who could defeat her, are obliged to serve their term. 

Helen Flaherty has long since ceased to work as she secured a vast fortune from 
an invention on the 'Perfect Safe' elevator. Evelyn Kellogg owns a garage in London 
and is noted as being the only garage owner who personally guides a sight seeing car 
through that city. 

Amelia Carbone and Pauline Andrew we find displaying their talents behind the 
footlights. Vaneta Alvord has astonished the world with her rare musical ability and 
together with Bessie Temple, an elocutionist, gives many marvelous entertainments. 

Bertha Beverly and Helen Dougherty took up civil service work and are both 
much interested in their positions in the post office. 

Edith Lacey and Mary Prindle are now engaged as artist's models and have 
often posed for the celebrated sculptress, Mable Shaad. 

Amy Breed is engaged by Amherst College and spends her time traveling among 
the rural districts showing the inhabitants the correct way to conduct a farm. 

Ruth McDonald is principal of a kindergarten for Italians in Pittsfield. In an 
adjoining building Blanche Whitmore teaches a school for "deaf mutes." 

"I knew it," I cried, "How could" — but I did not finish for the little man clapped 
his hands and screamed, 

'Interrupt once more and I go forever!" I put my hand to my mouth and nodded 
and he whirled around once more and went on. 

Margaret Browning lives in her home town where she successfully conducts a 
Cutlery business. 

Catherine White and Sadie Spitzer have proved most loyal to their normal edu- 
cation and are very prosperous teachers, Sadie Spitzer being connected with the normal 
school in that she is engaged in one of its rural schools. Rosa Schultis is also teaching 
being located in what was once known as Beartown but now called Bearcity. 

Mildred Pease and Nina Sturtevant are enjoying careers as lecturers. The fav- 
orite theme of the first being "Shall we permit the sale of intoxicating liquors to con- 
tinue?" and the latter enjoys informing her audience about "Modern Sins and the 
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Edna Peck has entered heartily into the interesting work of raising chickens and 
has an extensive farm known as 'Kozin's Koop.' 

Mary Fallon and Agnes Reilly have given up all worldly joys and amusements 
and are found behind high monastery walls. 

Stella Ogert is doing a great work in Boston as visiting nurse. Ruth Stein, 
closely connected with her, is working as Home Missionary. 

Leila Bardwell has taken great interest in astronomy and spends all of her time 
seeking the secrets of the future hidden among the stars. 

Jane Bird conducts a hotel and has the reputation of having the best trained 
waitresses in the country. In the same town with her Helene Gregory is now super- 
intending the furnishing of a new Carnegie Library. 

Dora Harwood and Clara Spencer are Physical Directors in a recently established 
Y. W. C. A. College in San Francisco. 

Mary Danaher and Elva Stafford are in partnership working on a Natural Geog- 
raphy which they expect to put on publication this year. 

Bertha Findlay spends most of her time writing music and has become a popular 
composer. 

Eva King has recently bought a greenhouse where she raises garden herbs, sending 
them to a chemist in a neighboring city. She received the idea from she who was 
Josephine Cowing, now the happy wife of that chemist. 

Jessie Campbell soon tired of teaching school and finding she enjoyed dancing 
better is now engaged as Dancing Mistress of the Paris Tango Hall. 

"Well!" I exclaimed. 

No sooner had I uttered the word than he blew into the fire and immediately a 
great cloud of smoke floated out into the room. He whirled around and around and 
with a long, low moan disappeared and the smoke settled down. Then I remembered 
his warning and sighed. Whom did I not learn about? Reaching for my old worn 
catalogue I quickly scanned the list of names. "Why," I said, aloud, "he told them 
all." 

Lydia L. Harris. 




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^M saved up enough to take a long desired trip to Boston. Particularly did I 
want to go at this time because I had heard there was to be a great suffrage 
parade. 

I reached my destination safely and soon had a place at the sidelines waiting 
for the parade to appear. 

Very soon shouts were heard on all sides and we beheld the suffragettes valiantly 
marching along with a large banner, "Votes for Women," carried by one of their 
leaders. 

This leader looked strangely familiar to me and as the line neared me I gave a 
gasp of astonishment for she proved to be none other than our friend and classmate, 
Lydia Harris ! Heedless of my surroundings, I gave one cry and Lydia, turning quickly, 
recognized me and forgetting everything in her excitement rushed over to welcome me 
while the parade passed on. 

We talked over old times and at last started to walk toward my hotel. It was 
then that I noticed a large book in Lydia's hand. 

"What, pray, is that?" I asked. 

"Oh," said Lydia, enthusiastically, "I have written this volume, "Myths and 
Stories Every Child Should Know" and I am giving the proceeds for the good of 
"The Cause." Many of the Normal students have purchased my book which they 
find very helpful in their work." 

I quickly purchased a book and as we had reached our destination I bade Lydia 
adieu after promising to call upon her before leaving the city. 

Grace Beeler. 



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JO EAR class of 1915 ! As we are about to leave you, we Can only express our 
<J»* sentiments by saying, 

We may build more splendid habitations, 

Fill our rooms with paintings and with sculptures, 

But we cannot 

Buy with gold the old associations!" 

If you ask, " Who has helped to make our entertainments such a pleasure? Who 
has so satisfactorily furnished us with music on Friday mornings during chapel? 
Who has so willingly assisted us in our Glee Club? Who has so cheerfully supported 
our games of regular and stationary basketball?" We can only answer, "The Juniors." 
But these are only a few of the many things to which you have given your hearty 
assistance. 

Particularly, in the regular and stationary basketball games you have shown 
great skill in goal throwing, speed in passing and alertness in guarding and we realize 
that you have many promising players. Although we won in the annual Junior-Senior 
contest, you took your defeat in a pleasant, good humored manner and since that time 
you have willingly helped us in our games against outside teams. 

For all your assistance and good cheer in all these you have our greatest appre- 
ciations, and we wish to thank you most heartily. 

We have passed one happy year with you as companions, friends, and schoolmates 
and before bidding you farewell, we wish to inform you concerning a few of your 
duties after you become Seniors. 

First, if you wear a hat whenever you pass to and from the training school, your 
hair will be in a neat condition, thus you will have one less thing about which to worry 
and you will not cause the teachers to wear away so many pencils writing criticisms 
on your appearance. Second, if you ever dramatize the historical scene, in which 
the liberty bell was rung, and if you put your hearts and souls into the work as we did, 
you will succeed better by sparing the electric light cords. Third, if you are prompt 
in going to classes, handing in lessons and in other things, you will thus set a good 
example for the class, which is to follow you. Fourth, if you keep the rooms and also 
your desks in a neat, orderly condition, you will form good habits, which are not easily 
broken. 

"Be honest — both in word and act, 

Be strictly truthful through and through, 

Fact cannot fail — you stick to fact, 

And fact will stick to you. 

Do right your utmost — good must come 

To you who do your level best 

Your very hopes will help you some, 

And work will do the rest." 

And now farewell! That great happiness, success, and prosperity in your work 
during your Senior year and time to come may be yours is the wish of the Class of 1914. 

Vaneta Louisa Alvord. 



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Name 


Ambition 


Most Eaknest 
Occupation 


Special Favorite 
Talent Expression 


Chief 
( Characteristic 


"Polly" Andrew- 


To get a man 


Dancing 


Making faces 


"Honest !" 


Winsome 


Irene Arnold 


To acquire a 
seat on the 
platform. 


Turning the 
crank 


Coming to school 
early 


"Listen!" 


Dignified 


"Juanita" Alvord 


To assist in 
teaching phys- 
ical culture. 


Changing her 
dress 


Writing letters 


"In all my life!" 


Good Natured 


Grace Beeler 


To increase her 
avoirdupois. 


Talking over 
the "phone." 


Oratory 


"Go to it!" 


Smiling 


"Dot" Beugler 


To be a mis- 
sionary. 


Studying char- 
acters 


Reciting 


' 'Ah, woe is me!" 


Propriety 


"Bert" Beverly 


To become an 
elocutionist. 


Talking about 
her cousins 


Talking 


"Lawsa' massy!" 


Independent 


"Ora" Bissaillon 


To be a phys- 
ical culture 
teacher. 


Telling fortunes 


Arguing 


"What the 
Harlem!" 


Helpful 


"May" Fallon 


To travel. 


Waiting for 
Helen 


Lengthy recita- 
tions 


"Oh dear!" 


Humorous 


"Peg" Browning 


To be an ex- 
pert chauffeur. 


Forming a suf- 
ragist league 


Making a noise 


"By golly, Mrs. 
Scully" 


Laughing 


Amy Breed To live on an 
Amherst farm. 


Riding to school 
with "Bub" 


Gardening 


"Well, m v 
lan.l!" 


Kind 


"Kit" Bagnall 


To teach a rural 
school. 


Going to the 
movies 


Cooking little 
"muffins" 


"Why, I didn't 
hear that!" 


Smiling 


Jane Bird 


To live in Pitts- 
field. 


Walking through 
10-ft. drifts in 
Windsor 


Making eyes 


"I wish to good- 
ness — !" 


Studious 


"Tub" Bowman 


To become a 
gym teacher. 


Answering tele- 
phone calls at 
all hours 


Entertaining 


"Have all 
shown their 
excuses?" 


Industrious 


"Mele" Carbon 


To grow tall. 


Skipping gym to 
go to the 
movies 


Shooting bas- 
kets 


"Oh heavens!" 


Light-hearted 


Jessie Campbell 


To live in an 
old maid's home 


Going to the 
dentists 


Entertaining 


"Fine singer!" 


Attractive 


Edith Cromack 


To teach in 
Peru. 


Going to bed in 
the dark 


Breaking her 
glasses 


"Oh, goodness!" 


Forgetful 


"Joe" Cowing 


To get married. 


Being in style 


Singing (?) 


"Ye gods and 
little fishes" 


Stylish 


"Molly" Danaher 


To grow thin. 


Talking about 
"friends of the 
family" 


Coming late to 
recitations 


"I should 
worry!" 


Happy-go-lucky 


Helen Dougherty 


To teach mil- 
linery 


Selling candy 


Telling stories 


"Yes, you do!" 


Experimenting 



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69 



CLASS STATISTICS— Continued 



Name 


Ambition 


Most Earnest 
Occupation 


Special 

Talent 


Fa vim it k 
Expression 


Chief 
Characteristic 


"Ala" Dutton 


To teach in 
Mark Hopkins 


Tunning 


( 'arpentry 


"I know, but—!" 


Earnest 


"Hoots'" Flahertj 


To teach in 
Cheshire 


Tangoing with 
Ruth 


Hurrying 


"Oh, say!" 


Impetuous 


"Bert" Findlay 


To have curly 
haii- 


Studying 


Heating time 


"Oh, very well !' ' 


Loveable 


"Lo" Flanders 


To get to school 
on time. 


(i rinding 


Reciting in ge- 
ography 


"Cup, please! " 


Conscientious 


Helene Gregory 


To raise chick- 
ens 


Collecting pic- 
tures 


Writing Psy- 
chology exams. 


"Heavens to 
Betsy!" 


Quiet 


Ruth Gordon 


To teach do- 
mestic science 


Curling her hair 


Sewing 


"Come on!" 


Helpful 


Georging Gains 


To graduate 


Studying 


Arithmetic 




Cheerful 






Lydia Harris 


To be an author 


Making others 
laugh 


Reciting Psy- 
chology 


"Oh, hang!" 


Amusing 


Dora Harwood 


To play basket- 
ball 


Teaching 


"Guarding" 


"Hi, there!" 


Kind-hearted 


Marion Hutchings 


To be a prima 
donna 


Talking with 
Kathcrine 


Being popular 


"I should 

smile!" 


Pleasant 


"Masie" Hogan 


To go on the 
stage 


Killing time 


Being a man 


"Hang it!" 


Jolly 


"Liz" Holian 


To be a camp 
matron 


Going camping 


Laughing 


"Really?" 


Happy 


"Ebcn" Holden 


To live else- 
where than in 
a "cold coun- 
try" 


Going to bed at 
10.30 P. M. 


Delivering cook- 
ing lectures 


"I'm crazy 
about it" 


Leader 


"Mrs. Scully" 
Kelly 


To have blond 
hair 


Promenading 
the corridors 


Putting the 
girls to bed on 
time 


"Less noise. 

girls!" 


Patient 


"Billie" Kellogg 


To pitch on a 
baseball team 


Writing letters 
in school 


Spelling 


"Go it!" 


Active 


"Little Eva" King 


To grow tall 


Keeping others 
light hearted 


Being happy 


"Is that so?" 


Quiet 


Edith Lacey 


To imperson- 
ate the "Echo" 


Getting up bas- 
ketball games 


Gymnastic ex- 
ercises 


"What do you 
know about 
that!" 


Cheerful 


"Abbie"Manning 


To attend a 
scientific 
school 


Writing lesson 
plans 


Singing 


"Grand 'ike a 
house-party " 


Studious 


E.RuthMcDonald 


To take Miss 
Donovon's 
place. 


Getting low 
marks 


Talking 


"It's the little 
things in life 
that count" 


Boastful 


Stella Ogert 


To be a nurse 


Laughing 


Painting 


"Oh, go on!" 


Good-natured 



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CLASS STATISTICS— Continued 



Name 


Ambition 


Most Earnest 
Occupation 


Special 
Talent 


Favorite 
Expression 


Chief 

Characteristic 


"Peckie" Peck 


To work in a 
telephone office 


Riding in the 
trolley car 


Giving people 
direction to 
"the hill" 


"Perfectly aw- 
ful!" 


Joking 


"Gert" Peck 


A c c o m p anist 
for Tetrazzini 


Hectograph- 
ing 


Playing piano 


"What the 
Dutch!" 


"Mum" 


"Peasie" Pease 


To be an artist 


Spending the 
week-end in 
Pittsfield 


Writing letters 


"Christmas" 


Always ready 
for a good time 


"Saliny" Prindle 


To take a course 
af'M.A. C." 


Writing letters 
to her "family" 


Giggling 


"Something to 
that effect" 


Lively 


Agnes Reilly 


To write excel- 
lent lesson plans. 


Studying 


Palmer writing 


"I don't know" 


Deliberate 


Nina Sturtevant 


To go to Porto 
Rico 


Removing hec- 
tograph ink 


Getting transfers 


"By golly!" 


Cheerful 


"Shaady "Shaad 


To go to art 
school. 


Worrying 


Forgetting 


"Oh, gorch!" 


Absent-minded 


Clara Spencer 


To teach a 
"Day" school 


Looking after 
Therese 


Disciplining 


"Aren't you the 
nice lady" 


Dignified 


"Rufus" Stein 


To put her sister 
through school 


Talking about 
Bob 


Millinery 


"Dear me suzz!" 


Energetic 


"Kit" Streeter 


To become an 
artist 


Wearing inter- 
esting rings 


Getting others 
excited 


"What are you 
all around my 
desk for?" 


Quiet 


Bessie Temple 


To live without 
sleep 


Reading 


A "reader of 
palms" 


"I'm so tired!" 


Jolly 


Sadie Spitzer 


To study 


Attending lec- 
tures 


"Substituting" 


"Oh, beans!" 


Reliable 


BlancheWhitmore 


To become a 
"K" teacher 


Posing for her 
class pictures 


Handicraft 


"My land" 


Good-natured 


"Cath" White 


To receive a 
teacher's 
pension 


Cramming 


Assisting Mr. 
Guss 


"Oh, Edna" 


Industrious 


"Abe" Phelps 


To become fire- 
chief 


Attending gym 


Waiting on din- 
ner parties 


"Huh!" 


"Dreamy" 


Elva Stafford 


To teach 


Working 


Throwing bas- 
kets 


"Oh, dear" 


Quiet 


Clara Bicknell 


To write a spell- 
ing book. 


Killing time 


Spelling 


"By heck" 


Sincere 



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^jf/^NOW all men by these presents that we, the (lass of 1914, of the Normal School 
*J\ of the City of North Adams in the County of Berkshire and Commonwealth 
"^^ of Massachusetts, being of sound and disposed mind and memory, and in 
the fear of God, do hereby make this our last will and testament, revoking all former 
wills by us made. 

After payment of just debts and funeral expenses we give, devise, and bequeath 
as follows: — 

To Mr. Murdoch — all the slips handed in by each teacher for two years showing 
our marks, personality, and ambition. 

To the Faculty — the reminiscences of so many appointments after four, caused 
by lesson plans, Grammar tests, seed transplanting and many other pleasures. 

To Mrs. Couch — our hearty thanks for all the help given us in the management 
of our future realm. 

To Training School Teachers — The Class of 1915 to teach for them and be criti- 
cised as well as helped in every way which will be to their advantage when they are 
starting their work at Savoy or Windsor. 

To owners of cow barns, horse stables, etc., which we visited — our greatest thanks 
for interesting things shown us there and knowledge gained. 

To the Juniors — The honored and glorious name of Seniors with the hope that 
they will be more deserving of the adjective, dignified, before it than we have been 
and that they will remember that their first duty will be to set a good example to those 
coming in September. 

Other and various pleasures such as psychology, teaching, and history of educa- 
tion, together with many pleasant trips with Miss Skeele, Mr. Smith, and Mr. Guss. 

The enjoyment of getting up "Man Dances" and other entertainments which 
will surely fall to their lot. 

The undeniable pleasure of preparing a class book and class play. 

And lastly to North Adams Normal School we bequeath the honor of having 
the Class of 1914 on the list of her graduating classes. 

In witness whereof we cause our class name to be subscribed hereto by Margaret 
Browning, thereof duly authorized on this twenty-second day of June in the year of 
Our Lord, one thousand and nine hundred fourteen. 

CLASS of 1914 of N. A. N. S. 

On the twenty-second day of June, A. D., 1914, the above Class of 1914 of the 
said Normal School caused its name to be subscribed to the foregoing instrument by 
the person thereto duly authorized and declared to be its last will and testament, in 
our presence and in the presence of each other, do hereto subscribe our names as 
witnesses. 

"TEDDY" ROOSEVELT 

"BILLIE" TAFT 

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"Oh, a rare old plant is the Ivy green, 
That creepeth o'er castles old." 

AND like the beautiful ivy that reaches out in all directions even to the farthest 
tops of the branches of trees or covers in profusion some vast expanse of walls, 
may our own lives enriched and encouraged by the noble precepts and examples 
which have surrounded us for the last two years, influence other lives and bring to 
them beauty and lofty ideals. 

Each difficulty overcome; each hard lesson successfully learned; each new friend 
gained; each high ideal presented; in fact every incident that has happened during 
our two years here has left an impression not soon to be forgotten, but, perhaps, no 
incident will remain more fixed in our minds than that of planting the ivy. 

When the beautiful nymph, Daphine, after many struggles called upon her power- 
ful father, the ruler of the ocean, for a boon, he heard her prayer and turned her into 
a laurel tree which ever since has been looked upon as a symbol of victory and triumph. 

So our class after our two years of earnest toil and patient striving pray that our 
class spirit may be transmitted into this ivy and ever remain as a symbol of our love 
and loyalty to our Alma Mater. 

May our ideals, like the tendrils that grow ever outward, upward, and onward 
reaching over new spaces, beautifying and enriching them, beautify and enrich the 
lives of others. 

May our love, as the roots that grow deeper and deeper, taking a firmer hold 
in this great world of ours, grow stronger and more far reaching. For surely Hugh 
Black was right when he said, "Life is to love, not to be loved; to give, not to get; to 
serve not to be served." 

As the ivy covers unsightly walls, decaying stumps, and other unlovely places, 
so charity, which is really love, "covers a multitude of sins" and to keep our own ideals 
pure, we have to be charitable and patient. 

Faith is another virtue which the ivy Symbolizes. For does not its clinging nature 
show a faith in the object to which it clings? Thus we learn never to give up but al- 
ways have faith that we may be able to beautify and refine the lives with which we 
come in contact. 

To-day, my dear friends and schoolmates, we plant the ivy with the ardent wish 
that in years to come all may enjoy the great profusion of its beautiful leaves and 
tendrils which, when Autumn comes, change from green into gold, crimson, and russet- 
brown, being even more beautiful than in their spring freshness, and as those who follow 
us look upon its loveliness they may be reminded of our class which will cling to its 
Alma Mater even as the vine will cling to its beloved walls. 

Bessie Temple. 



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Have swiftly sped away, 
And, as we're backward glancing, 
Seem to us but a day. 

We seek to leave behind us 

Some trace for those to find, 
Who follow in our footsteps, 

As on our way we climb. 

And so we plant this ivy, 

So slender, green, and fair, 
To serve as inspiration 

For those who do and dare. 

So climb, and ever upward, 

Dear Ivy, take your way, 
Till you have covered closely 

These walls we see today. 

As season follows season, 

May you the stronger grow, 
In your kind arms enfolding 

The school we honor so. 

In all our joys and sorrows, 

Dear Normal, be our guide, 
To help, inspire, and cheer us, 

Whatever may betide. 

To those who follow after, 

Thy gracious spirit lend 
To work, and wait, and struggle 

To reach the noble end. 

With Him, whose joy is ever 
To care for each and all, 
We leave thee, Alma Mater, 
And thee, O Ivy small. 

Amy M. Breed. 



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fOU have often heard the saying: "I'd rather be on the outside looking in, than 
on the inside looking out" — there is more truth in that than most of us yet 
realize. Let us all go in together and see what it is like. 

We are awakened in the morning by the gong that rings about 6.30. A few take 
that as only a warning and turn over to wait for the seven o'clock whistle to blow 
before getting up, but many, fatigued with a night's rest, spring up then and start 
to prepare for the day. Perhaps there is a stray one here and there who, having found 
she needed a good deal of mental exercise, has risen at the call of the watchman to 
obtain it. 

Breakfast is called at 7.15 and we all partake of a dish of cereal, a muffin, an egg 
and some coffee (? ?). Back to our rooms we go then and hurriedly put them in 
order, pushing things under the bed, study-table, or in the bookcase whose charitable 
curtains hide all — good or evil. 

At 8 o'clock we begin to study. Lifting our eyes to the friendly clock (?) we note 
it is 8.55. Breathlessly we rush to chapel, throw our books into our desks, sing hymns 
(hims) we never saw, listen to the words of wisdom that fall from our Oracle's lips, 
perhaps sing, "Lift Thine Eyes," then on our way to training school forget that in- 
junction and lift our feet in a mad wild dash (????) to reach Mark Hopkins. Here 
we teach to wiggling, squirming little mortals all we have in our lesson plans "as stated 
under Content," whether it be in Store Arithmetic, Art, Life Cycle of a Seed, Mexican 
War, the melodious little ditty of Hididdle Diddle or Grammar. 

At 12.03 Mr. Murdoch dismisses us from Psychology and we run to the dormitory, 
down the dark halls, scanning the floor in front of our door for an epistle which any 
kind friend might have sent. 

A light and dainty lunch is served of pea soup, bean salad, and tea at 12.15, 
after which we return to our rooms and resume study. Again our faithful clock ticks 
away the moments instinctively notifying us at 1.25 so we run back to school for 
classes. From then until 4 o'clock we are all kept out of mischief by various instruc- 
tors and we are trying to become artists, orators, or to follow Madam Montessori's 
method (? ?). 

The time from 4-6 P. M. is our own to use as wisely and as sparingly as we can 
and true it is that we need that in which to start work for another day that it may 
show clear thinking and definite planning. 

At 6 o'clock the long looked for bell is heard and people are seen wending their 
way to the dining room to appease their hunger with steak, mashed potatoes, beets 
aud "heavenly hash" (our famous Normal dish.) This finished, we adjourn to the 
dance hall where we indulge in Tangoes, One Steps, Hesitations, and Grizzly Bears 
(?) behind the back of watchful chaperon. 



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75 



7.15 comes only too soon and we find ourselves plodding towards our respective 
rooms with a slow but steady pace. These arc the hours in which we compose those 
tedious lesson plans, essays on Moral Development, practice our orations to the 
Gettysburg veterans, or sew. 

At !).:{() come the slamming of doors, tramping of feet, feminine shrieks floating 
down to us from the third floor, all telling us thai study hour is over for some, but 
not for the weary-eyed Senior Kindergarteners. 

10.10 brings the welcome release to even these tired souls when the monitor 
wraps on our door and we hear, "Lights out! Ten after," a little later, "Lights out! 
Quarter past," in accordance with the rule that we must be "parallel with the mattress 
at 10.15 or pack up and get out." 

Sleep comes sooner or later to the inmates of the yellow house on the hill and all 
is silence within except for the martial tread of the night watchman. In dreams we 
see ourselves, to our joj — on the outside looking in. 

E. Ruth McDonald. 




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jSLCHOOLMATES dear, we now are starting 
'** To partake in life's great strife, 
But we'll cherish as we're parting 
Memories of Taconic life. 



In the future, we'll remember 

Only the good times of all, 
In our minds will always linger 

Days spent at Taconic Hall. 

We'll remember "bells of warning" 

Ruthless, clamoring, precise, 
That awakened us each morning, 

When we were sleeping, oh, so nice. 

Then it was that books and outlines 

Crammed our brains with knowledge rare, 

We tried hard each day to outshine 
Plato, and those Greeks so fair. 

After dinner every evening 

We enjoyed the Grizzly Bear, 
Dipping, Trotting, Hesitating, 

When no teacher lingered near. 

Seven-fifteen found us working 

In our rooms with lights turned low, 
While we heard the fellows walking 

Past, with measured step and slow. 

As we leave you, dear old Normal, 

We must struggle with our tears, 
Oh, these days, we'll cherish, love them, 

As we gaze back through the years. 

Mae Alma Hogan. 




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